May 26, 2022 - Weekly News From The Chatham Synagogue / Netivot Torah
5/26/22 TCS/NT Update Table of Contents
1. Zoom Shabbat - Please Join Us For In-Person Services!

2. "Together Again" a Cabaret Evening to Benefit the World Central Kitchen

3. Virtual Sit/Stand/Breathe Exercise

4. Virtual Yoga

5. Donations

6. Virtual Out & About: Entertainment / Education / Social Action

7. ETC.

8. Visit Our Website

9. Become a Member
1. Shabbat - May 28, 2022
Shabbat Service are now in-person as well as on Zoom - Masks and proof of vaccination required
Zoom log-in alert: Please note, due to a rise in disruptive infiltrators on Zoom presentations we are instituting security protocols. When you log-on you will be in a Zoom "waiting room." If have a problem being admitted, please send an email to with your full name and your phone number.
Note: Rabbi Or Rose will be joining us to lead Shabbat Services on the following dates:
May 28th
June 18th
▶︎Our Shabbat Services are in-person at the Synagogue. We also run Zoom in order bring our services to those who are unable to attend in person. However, if you are able to attend we highly encourage you to join us. Shabbat is a day, for those who are able, to come together in person to worship together, study together, and enjoy each others company. All worshippers are masked and we've created socially distant seating. We hope all of those who are able, will join us at the Synagogue for Shabbat.
Friday, May 27, 2022
Iyar 26, 5782
Shabbat Candle Lighting - 8:04pm

Saturday, May 28 2022 - Services will begin at 10am.
Rabbi Or Rose will be leading services
Iyar 27, 5782
Shabbat Service - 10:00am
Shabbat Ends - 9:14pm

Torah Reading
Parshah: Bechukotai
Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34
Click here to read about Parshah Bechukotai

3. Save the Date: "Together Again" A Live Performance Cabaret Evening to Benefit José Andrés' World Central Kitchen
Saturday June 11 7:30pm - 9:30pm
at The Synagogue
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance or at the door

The talented TCS/NT members Rachel Weisman & Joel Merker, along with Joe Rose on piano and Pete Toigo on bass will be performing in a Cabaret Evening to benefit José Andrés' World Central Kitchen a non-profit NGO, founded by celebrity chef, José Andrés and devoted to providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises and lately, the people of Ukraine.

Please join us for this song-filled, fun-filled evening. A dessert table, Prosecco, and other beverages are included.
▶︎ Click here to purchase tickets.
4. Virtual Sit/Stand/Breathe Exercise
Every Monday - 11am - 12pm
TCS/NT member, and dancer, choreographer, physician-assistant Jamie Stiller is teaching a sit/stand exercise group. For the duration, the group will meet every Monday, via Zoom, from 11am - 12pm. The focus of these classes will be on building strength in your core and extremities, learning to breathe mindfully to fuel your entire body, and having fun! 

There is a $10 donation per class. Click here email Jamie and arrange payment (Venmo, checks, etc.).

Meeting ID: 898 6317 0484
Password: 953995
5. Virtual Yoga
Every Friday at 9:30am
Our weekly Yoga classes are resuming, virtually. TCS/NT member, and dancer, choreographer, physician-assistant, Jamie Stiller, will be leading the classes. There is a $10 donation per class. Click here email Jamie and arrange payment (Venmo, checks, etc.).

Meeting ID: 825 5860 0433
Password: 953995
6. Donations
(Note: Donations can be made online on our website. Click here to donate.)

Alice Swersey - IMO of Allan Nahman

Jim Farrell & Jamie Stiller - IMO Allan Nahman

Mario Cosmo & Laurie Kalb - IMO our beloved mother Saundra Segan, a devoted member of The Chatham Synagogue, on the 10th Yahrzeit of her passing, May 18, 2022

David Ziskind - IHO my wife, Linda Ziskind, and our granddaughter, Rachel Wagman, for their moving Yom HaShoah presentation
7. Virtual Out & About
Entertainment / Education / Social Action
[NEW] Barrington Stage: "Andy Warhol in Iran"
Thursday, June 2nd through Saturday, June 25th
Sunday May 22nd at 3pm
Barrington Stage
122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

In 1976, Andy Warhol, the portrait painter of the rich and famouns, travels to Tehran to take Polaroids of the Shah's wife. While there, Warhol encounters a young revolutionary who throws his plans into turmoil. In this stunning new comedy, Brent Askari (Winner of Burman New Play Award) returns to Barrington Stage with a fictionalized portrait of the artist's famed visit to Iran.
▶︎ Click here to read more about the play and to purchase tickets.
Spencertown Academy - Hidden Gardens 2022
Saturday, June 4: Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party, 5-7pm
Saturday, June 11: Hidden Garden Tour & Market on the Green, 10am - 4pm
Saturday, June 18: Garden Talk with Tovah Martin, 11am - 12noon

Spencertown Academy's 18th annual Hidden Gardens Tour and Twilight in the Garden Party is back on schedule for mid-June in 2022. The glory of spring and promise of summer beauty will be on full display at the host properties in Columbia County, NY. There is a wide range of landscape styles and many delightful surprises one can only see and appreciate when you enter the grounds of these residences. Join us to be inspired by visits to four private gardens in Stuyvesant, Valatie and Spencertown.
▶︎ Click here to read more about these events and to purchase tickets
PS21 - Re:INCARNATION by Qudus Onikeku and QDance (Nigeria)
June 3-4 at 7pm
at The PS21 Pavilion Theatre
2980 Route 66, Chatham
$35 Members/ $40 General

The QDance Company’s Re:INCARNATION is a 2021 dance, music, fashion, and visual art creation that showcases the depth of ancient Yoruba philosophy, mixed with the current Nigerian youth culture and its pure and uncompromising joy.

Ten young dancers and two musicians perform the cycle of life with explosive energy, marked by the urban chaos of the Nigerian mega-city, Lagos. Re:INCARNATION pays homage to the wealth and profusion of Nigerian music, its Afro-beat roots being currently revisited by dancehall, hip-hop, and electro.

This musical genre, introduced and popularized by Fela Kuti, was born of an explosive cocktail of jazz, soul, funk, and traditional African music. In this mix of urban cultures, a reincarnation of the personal trajectories of each of the dancers comes to the fore with their references and memories.
▶︎ Click here to read more about the event and to purchase tickets
92nd St. Y: Cabaret Conversations
Monday June 27th at 7pm
Tickets are $20/session or $60 when purchased as a 3-part series
Award-winning cabaret performer and member of the 92nd St. Y Music Faculty, Michael Kirk Lane curates a series of conversations about the art for of cabaret in New York City.

His guests for the April, May, and June sessions are:
April 25 - Melissa Errico, a Tony Award-nominated Broadway star, concert artist, and author.
May 23 - Norm Lewis, an Emmy, Tony, and SAG-nominated performer with a career spanning film, television, and theatre.
June 27 - Jeff Harnar, winner of multiple MAC, Bistro, and Broadway World Cabaret awards and the Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award.
▶︎ Click here to read more about the sessions and to purchase tickets to individual events ($20/ticket)
▶︎ Click here to purchase tickets for the entire 3-part series ($50 for the series)
8. ETC:
We are shocked, heartbroken, and outraged at the horrific murder of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. It was a senseless act of violence, among many such acts that plague our country today.

Words cannot heal the wounds of the families, friends, and community of the victims. We send our deep condolences to those grieving.
9. Visit Our Website
Have you checked out our website at: On it you can find a current listing of events, links to services, information about who we are, and a growing library of photos.

For members there is also a member portal. You should have received an email with a link inviting you to access the portal, instructions on how to log-in, and an explanation of some of the information that you will find there. Check it out and let us know what you think. If you have any questions or need help accessing the member portal, please email:
10. Become a Member
We welcome members from diverse Jewish backgrounds and perspectives. Our members are people who were born into Judaism as well as those who chose Judaism. We recognize patrilineal as well as matrilineal descent, and we welcome interfaith families and LGBTQ Members.

You can download a membership application here.
TCS/NT Mailing & Email Addresses: The Chatham Synagogue / P.O. Box 51 / Chatham, NY 12037

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